Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue. Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors. We all have goals in life. Each one of us wants to achieve something, whether great or small, at some point in our lives. We have deep-seated hopes and dreams for the future and a burning desire to accomplish some great feats.
It's stitched into the very fabric of our society, woven into the core of who we are, deep down inside.
In fact, it's part of what's made us as a culture into who we are. Our species has more than just survived; we've quite literally thrived, achieving outlandish results thanks to the wild-eyed innovations that have sparked the possibility to make the seemingly impossible a reality in our lives. Not only have we wished for the moon, but we've also shot for the stars. Related: Set a Simple Goal for the Year. Clearly, we've achieved some tremendous goals in life.
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Across the planet, we've accomplished what was once thought to live only in the realm of human imagination, or merely the topic of science-fiction fantasy. It's not easy achieving your goals in life. That much is certain. When failure rears its ugly head and we suffer the ridicule of public humiliation, it's no wonder why we find it so hard to achieve our goals in life. Yet, there is a simpler way. The greatest problem that most people face is that they fail to set their goals the right way. And once they do set their goals, their approach is all wrong. The best way to achieve any goal in life is to not only set them the right way, but also to plan and execute their actions in accordance with achieving those dreams over time.
It's a time for a fresh start. A chance for a clean slate. But those who set goals on New Year's Eve don't typically see them through. In fact, according to one study by the University of Scranton, only eight percent of goals set on New Year's Eve are actually achieved.
But that's also because most people who set goals on New Year's don't set them the right way. You can't expect to achieve your goals when you go about it all wrong. This runs contrary to any recipe for goal-setting success that's out there. Why is that?
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Because setting goals on New Year's Eve, or any other day for that matter, can't be done arbitrarily in the mind. The goals can't remain in the abstract. They have to be materialized and defined with a high degree of specificity. And they need to be planned and acted upon in the right way. The odds are stacked up against us because we're not setting goals the right way. When you follow a proven plan for setting and achieving your goals the right way, you're more likely to see things through.
Undoubtedly, achieving any goal requires acute self-discipline. It involves a conscious awareness of our actions and the ability to overcome some of the bad habits that might be holding us back. Instilling self-discipline into our lives is no easy task. It requires an unwavering attention to our actions and an unrelenting drive for wanting to achieve something big. However, moving beyond that, there's a proven system for achieving any goal. It allows you to breakdown the process into distinct steps, doing a little bit each day towards the attainment of your dreams.
You have to ensure that it's measurable so that it can be tracked, but you also have to put a great deal of detail into what it is you intend to achieve. You can't just say you want to be rich. It doesn't work that way.
If you have money goals, they need to involve a specific amount of money. But you need to be acutely specific about it. When you get specific about a goal, it materializes. It moves from the abstract into reality. To do that, it must be written down. It must move from your mind to a piece of paper or a screen. What do you want to achieve?
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What does your life look like at that point when you reach that goal? Who are your friends? What are you doing during the day? What time are you waking up? You quite literally have to describe the goal and your life in a great deal of detail. If you plan to lose 50 pounds in the next 12 months, describe what your day looks like by the time you reach that goal. What's your waist size? When you think of your BIG goal, sometimes you start feeling overwhelmed.
Instead, you need to create mini goals to help excite you along the way. Celebrating your small wins will help you stay motivated through your journey. Plus, celebrating is always super fun. Maybe you break your goal down to 10 small-sized goals with tasks that get you on track to achieve them. For each of the 10 goals you can add a small celebration.
Maybe a glass of champagne for one or a dessert with a sparkler on top for another. Cherish and build that. Jul 13, Wendy rated it liked it Shelves: business. It's difficult to know exactly how to review this book - I was given it as part of a work training event. I would probably feel more positive about it if I'd picked it up of my own accord and if reading it hadn't had something of the character of completing a "homework" assignment.
It's hard to argue with the basic argument of the book, which basically boils down to: Material success and the outward trappings of wealth and status won't make you happy.
If you really want to succeed in life, you'v It's difficult to know exactly how to review this book - I was given it as part of a work training event. If you really want to succeed in life, you've got to cultivate your character and work on living life according to your values. Now, I've certainly got my own issues with judging myself by externally imposed standards and setting unreasonable goals, but I've never particularly set my sights on achieving the corner office and being able to drive the flashiest car, and this book seems very much targeted at people who have.
So, I was a bit underwhelmed.
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This book is probably very good for its target audience, but it's not really for me in my current stage in life. Dec 11, Ashley rated it really liked it. I read this on the recommendation of our tennis pro. Our society rewards outward signs of success which leaves even the successful unfulfilled and unhappy. In sports for our kids and in business, this book provides actionable steps to focus on the more important mission statement i. Many good examples and lots of research data to back up his theories.
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I'm encouraging my husband to read it for his work related challenges. Dec 04, Dave Warawa rated it really liked it Shelves: business. If you believe you have truly attained success in your life, read this book. Then re-evaluate. You might think differently. This is a great book for anyone who has reached achievement, yet still walks away not feeling satisfied and fulfilled.
Author Jim Loehr gives you the chance to create a new success scorecard - one that totally changes your perception of what you think is important and meaningful. Jan 06, Nathan Holm rated it it was amazing. A must read for anyone serious about living their best life and concerned about the influence they have on others.
I am in the process of working through and applying much of what is covered in this book. Win with Character This book should be required reading for HS students. The idea of living life and defining success in your own terms and not that of society is not only uplifting but liberating.
The sooner it can be learned in life the more meaningful your life can be. A Worthwhile read! Dec 17, Brad Mason rated it it was amazing. Another great one from Dr. Loehr, this time comparing Society's Scorecard with a deeper, more meaningful scorecard that drives achievement in a more purposeful, meaningful way.lastsurestart.co.uk/libraries/work/599-cell-phone.php
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This message resonates in a society that suffers from a crisis of character, as seen in business, sports, politics, education The list goes on. Apr 21, Flavil Hampsten rated it really liked it. Overall the message is appropriate and its a good book that makes you think about your actions instead of outcomes.
Often times we become fixated on succeeding, but Jim shows there there is a right way to succeed.